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19% Into The Storm $3.8M

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Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself Reviews

David Hinckley
New York Daily News
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There's nothing unlikable about the Plimpton we meet here, and his self-deprecation about his experiences feels endearing. It just leaves us wondering whether he also had some ambivalence of his own.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

May 19, 2014
Verne Gay
Newsday
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A hell of a lot of fun. George Plimpton would heartily approve.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: A

May 19, 2014
Robert Lloyd
Los Angeles Times
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Many of you will not have heard of him. (All the more reason to watch Tom Bean and Luke Poling's affectionate, at times intoxicating documentary.)

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

May 16, 2014
David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
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Well-researched and detailed documentary.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 16, 2014
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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A delightful look at the public career and mostly private life of the ultimate professional amateur.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

September 12, 2013
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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The film strongly evokes a certain segment of the American cultural scene from the 1950s through the '70s, though Plimpton continued working until his death in 2003.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 25, 2013
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
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Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself is a remarkable doc about a life well lived.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

June 25, 2013
Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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He was many things, the documentary reveals, but self-serious was not among the late writer's lengthy list of descriptors.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 20, 2013
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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Failure was at the heart of Plimpton's appeal - and of the documentary "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself."

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

June 20, 2013
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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A delightful ride through a singular literary career.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

June 11, 2013
Eddie Cockrell
Variety
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A fond look back at a groundbreaking media celebrity and man of letters.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 11, 2013
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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The movie by the writing/directing pair is almost as captivating as their subject.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 7, 2013
Ian Buckwalter
NPR
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The film portrays Plimpton as someone devoted to illuminating how talent and creativity work - both for himself, and for the rest of us.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 7/10

May 23, 2013
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Much like its subject, Tom Bean and Luke Poling's appreciative biography of the late George Plimpton manages to be simultaneously urbane and enthusiastic.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

May 23, 2013
Andy Webster
New York Times
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It is Plimpton's humility that is most endearing. His willingness to fail, and to give readers a taste of exotic occupations, merits memorializing.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

May 22, 2013
David Fear
Time Out New York
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A layered look at a man who was a jack of all trades, but a master of one: being George.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

May 21, 2013
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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Crammed with lit-world walk-ons and delicious anecdotes ...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 21, 2013
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